private equity

As Berkshire Hathaway Keeps Buying Other Stocks, Financial Dominance Becomes More Obvious

Warren Buffett may be getting older every year, but he and the giant Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have remained acquirers of public stocks for years. The conglomerate could even ...
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Determining a Buyout Price for Barnes & Noble Education: Fair With a Chance of More Rain

Some companies just want to remain public rather than go private. It's truly not possible to create a one-size fits all model for evaluating what is a fair offer for ...
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Applied Materials to See Earnings Boost From Kokusai Electric Acquisition

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is making an acquisition that might not be getting the attention it deserves. The top chip equipment and capital spending leader has announced a definitive ...
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Why Centerbridge Would Buy Magellan Health — and Keep It

Shares of Magellan Health Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) traded up about 2.7% Thursday morning after a report in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal that the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and behavioral health ...
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The Buyout Saga of Chico’s FAS Moves From Ugly to Uglier

Once upon a time, it seemed magical and flattering to get a buyout offer. Company executives looked successful, investors made money, and a company could have the benefit of not ...
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SEC Seeks Comments on Mom-and-Pop Access to Hedge Funds

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday issued a request for comment on a concept release document that the agency says is intended to "simplify, harmonize, and improve ...
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Some Shareholders Likely to Feel Snubbed in Shutterfly Buyout Price

When investors get a hold of a good merger brewing, they frequently dream of a big premium buyout price. In the case of Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY), maybe not so ...
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How Much Barnes & Noble Could Fetch in a Buyout

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned buyout rumor that can pump up a down-and-out stock. The retail climate has been permanently changed by the internet, and companies like Barnes & Noble ...
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Warren Buffett & Berkshire Hathaway Make Key Changes to 2019 Stock Picks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of March 31, 2019. Warren Buffett still runs Berkshire Hathaway and, as he is one of the richest ...
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Is KKR Set to Pay $1 Billion for Corel?

Corel, makers of Corel Draw and a host of other computer software and hardware products, got its start in 1985 in Ottawa and was first publicly traded in 1989. Over ...
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Meet Tilman Fertitta’s New Blank Check Company

The world of blank check companies and specialty purpose acquisition companies continues to have a place in the markets. This is where private equity meets venture capital, allowing a management ...
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With $21.66 Billion in Q1 Net Income, Berkshire Hathaway’s Share Buybacks Remain Muted

This weekend marked the "Stockpalooza" event for investors, which of course is the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Warren Buffett and team had reported a dismal fourth ...
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What Warren Buffett Sees in Berkshire Hathaway’s New Amazon Stake

This weekend will mark another "stockpalooza" wherein Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) will host its annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Most investors tend to follow anything and everything that ...
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Are EFI Shareholders Getting Enough in the Acquisition?

Electronics for Imaging Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Siris Capital Group in an all-cash transaction worth roughly $1.7 billion. ...
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Time for Alternative Asset Managers Blackstone and Ares to Shine

The world of alternative asset managers is quite different from the world of investment managers who simply buy and sell stocks, bonds and other publicly traded asset classes. When it ...
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